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Oral Pleasures

Every night is a busy night at Holeman & Finch Public House. Burger pilgrims arrive hours early to reserve one of the limited-edition, double-patty delights in advance. They camp out at the bar or around high-top tables, waiting elbow to elbow for an amplified voice to announce that Burger Time has arrived at last. Regulars chuckle at the nightly spectacle. ... MORE

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Decatur

We have Decatur envy. The small epicenter of downtown Decatur is home to some of the most creative and downright delicious restaurants and bars in »more

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Nam Phuong Restaurant

The breadth of choices at either location of Nam Phuong Restauant is almost overwhelming. But the wide variety of Vietnamese dishes means everyone at your »more

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Empire State South

Empire State South is the Leonardo da Vinci of Atlanta restaurants, a true master of everything from breakfast to cocktails to house-made charcuterie. The thought »more

Best barbecue

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A lot of people say Atlanta doesn't have a distinct style of barbecue, but they are wrong. Our town excels at creative takes on classics. »more

Best beer bar

The Porter Beer Bar

The Porter Beer Bar has truly come into its own. The charming Little Five Points establishment has spent five years developing its now-formidable position as »more

Best brewpub

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

In two years, Wrecking Bar Brewpub has created more than 120 different beers. That's 1.15 new beers every week. The Inman Park brewpub offers up »more

Best burger joint

Farm Burger

When Farm Buger first opened its Decatur location in the spring of 2010, people lined up, often waiting 30 minutes or more for a basket »more

Best cocktails

Paper Plane

All of the drinks Paul Calvert and team churn out at Decatur's Paper Plane are worthy of contemplation. That's not to say they eschew enjoyment, »more

Best coffeehouse

Octane Coffee and the Little Tart Bakeshop

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Best comeback

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Best Japanese soul food

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Best Korean comfort food

Stone Bowl House (Woo Nam Jeong)

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Best local food startup

Storico Fresco Pasta

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Best lunch spot

Star Provisions

Day in and day out, crowds of people wait in line at Star Provisions, salivating in front of counters filled with fried chicken, frittatas, and »more

Best new restaurant

The General Muir

When we heard that the folks from West Egg and Bocado's then-chef Todd Ginsberg were teaming up to open the General Muir, a tribute to »more

Best off-the-street street food

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We couldn't be happier that Asheville, N.C.'s Chai Pani decided to open a sister restaurant in Decatur. With its energetic Bollywood vibe, the neighborhood eatery »more

Best OTP restaurant

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Even after all these years, the fiery nuances of Szechuan cuisine at Marietta's Tasty China - and the mild intestinal discomfort that can accompany it »more

Best overall restaurant

Holeman & Finch Public House

There can be no argument as to whether Holeman & Finch Public House has changed Atlanta's dining scene since opening in 2008. Greg Best's cocktail »more

Best place to eat like you're in China

Hong Kong BBQ

Located in the Atlanta Chinatown Mall's food court, Hong Kong BBQ gets you in and out quickly. In fact, taking the food to go is »more

Best place to eat your veggies

Miller Union

The simplicity of chef Steven Satterfield's food at Miller Union can be unnerving. Consider the restaurant's most talked about dish: a lip-smacking bowl of celery »more

Best sandwiches

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Since Todd Mussman and Ryan Turner opened Muss & Turner's in 2006, the eatery has been a destination for hyper-local American fare paired with great »more

Best show of support in the restaurant community

The Giving Kitchen

Our local restaurant community's willingness to collaborate has been vital to the growing national prominence of Atlanta's dining scene. The most remarkable example of the »more

Best Sunday brunch

One Eared Stag

Brunch at Robert Phalen's One Eared Stag is still one of Atlanta's best kept secrets (read: little to no wait). Brunch is where Phalen and »more

Best tacos

Tacos la Villa

Located in a Smyrna shopping center, Tacos la Villa has Atlanta's most legitimate tacos thanks to exceptional fillings such as chorizo, asada, and carnitas. The »more

Best wine list

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In the age of industrialized food, experts recommend you stay away from anything made with ingredients you can't pronounce. But in the wine world, bizarre »more

Best 'hood for food lovers

Decatur

We have Decatur envy. The small epicenter of downtown Decatur is home to some of the most creative and downright delicious restaurants and bars in »more

Best all-around Vietnamese

Nam Phuong Restaurant

The breadth of choices at either location of Nam Phuong Restauant is almost overwhelming. But the wide variety of Vietnamese dishes means everyone at your »more

Best all-day dining

Empire State South

Empire State South is the Leonardo da Vinci of Atlanta restaurants, a true master of everything from breakfast to cocktails to house-made charcuterie. The thought »more

Best barbecue

Heirloom Market BBQ

A lot of people say Atlanta doesn't have a distinct style of barbecue, but they are wrong. Our town excels at creative takes on classics. »more

Best beer bar

The Porter Beer Bar

The Porter Beer Bar has truly come into its own. The charming Little Five Points establishment has spent five years developing its now-formidable position as »more

Best brewpub

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

In two years, Wrecking Bar Brewpub has created more than 120 different beers. That's 1.15 new beers every week. The Inman Park brewpub offers up »more

Best burger joint

Farm Burger

When Farm Buger first opened its Decatur location in the spring of 2010, people lined up, often waiting 30 minutes or more for a basket »more

Best cocktails

Paper Plane

All of the drinks Paul Calvert and team churn out at Decatur's Paper Plane are worthy of contemplation. That's not to say they eschew enjoyment, »more

Best coffeehouse

Octane Coffee and the Little Tart Bakeshop

A great cup of coffee is increasingly easy to find in Atlanta. But a great cup of coffee and an equally great croissant? Now that's »more

Best comeback

BoccaLupo

Atlanta first swooned over Bruce Logue's imaginative, made-from-scratch Italian cooking at La Pietra Cucina - now LPC - back in 2008. When Logue left the »more

Best Japanese soul food

Yakitori Jinbei

The home-style dishes at Yakitori Jinbei keep Japanese expats and their yakitori-loving brethren coming back. The restaurant offers old-school favorites such as fried pork cutlets, »more

Best Korean comfort food

Stone Bowl House (Woo Nam Jeong)

It's hard to go anywhere except Stone Bowl House (Woo Nam Jeong) when the craving for bibimbap strikes. No matter which version you order - »more

Best local food startup

Storico Fresco Pasta

Storico Fresco Pasta founder Mike Patrick is very serious about his pasta. So serious, in fact, that he will walk over to you and correct »more

Best lunch spot

Star Provisions

Day in and day out, crowds of people wait in line at Star Provisions, salivating in front of counters filled with fried chicken, frittatas, and »more

Best new restaurant

The General Muir

When we heard that the folks from West Egg and Bocado's then-chef Todd Ginsberg were teaming up to open the General Muir, a tribute to »more

Best off-the-street street food

Chai Pani

We couldn't be happier that Asheville, N.C.'s Chai Pani decided to open a sister restaurant in Decatur. With its energetic Bollywood vibe, the neighborhood eatery »more

Best OTP restaurant

Tasty China

Even after all these years, the fiery nuances of Szechuan cuisine at Marietta's Tasty China - and the mild intestinal discomfort that can accompany it »more

Best overall restaurant

Holeman & Finch Public House

There can be no argument as to whether Holeman & Finch Public House has changed Atlanta's dining scene since opening in 2008. Greg Best's cocktail »more

Best place to eat like you're in China

Hong Kong BBQ

Located in the Atlanta Chinatown Mall's food court, Hong Kong BBQ gets you in and out quickly. In fact, taking the food to go is »more

Best place to eat your veggies

Miller Union

The simplicity of chef Steven Satterfield's food at Miller Union can be unnerving. Consider the restaurant's most talked about dish: a lip-smacking bowl of celery »more

Best sandwiches

Muss & Turner's

Since Todd Mussman and Ryan Turner opened Muss & Turner's in 2006, the eatery has been a destination for hyper-local American fare paired with great »more

Best show of support in the restaurant community

The Giving Kitchen

Our local restaurant community's willingness to collaborate has been vital to the growing national prominence of Atlanta's dining scene. The most remarkable example of the »more

Best Sunday brunch

One Eared Stag

Brunch at Robert Phalen's One Eared Stag is still one of Atlanta's best kept secrets (read: little to no wait). Brunch is where Phalen and »more

Best tacos

Tacos la Villa

Located in a Smyrna shopping center, Tacos la Villa has Atlanta's most legitimate tacos thanks to exceptional fillings such as chorizo, asada, and carnitas. The »more

Best wine list

The Spence

In the age of industrialized food, experts recommend you stay away from anything made with ingredients you can't pronounce. But in the wine world, bizarre »more

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